General Motors is recalling 980 of its 2013 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans because it might be possible to remove the key from the ignition when the car is still running and not in park. Continue Reading...
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Ford will bring a diesel engine to market next year, though F-150 buyers shouldn’t get excited – yet. The new 5-cylinder oil burner will come under the hood of the Blue Oval’s new Transit commercial van. Continue Reading...
While Ford hasn’t released pricing on its new Transit Connect Wagon, expect it to be very competitive. Continue Reading...
Broken bones, bum knees and smashed mailboxes — these number among the accusations owners are leveling at Honda for a supposed flaw with the 2003 and 2004 Odyssey. Continue Reading...
Nissan is looking to take some market share from several domestic automakers with its new NV Cargo Van. The three-door, two-passenger full-size van comes in a variety of trim levels and can be had with either a 4.0-liter V6 engine with 261-hp or a 5.6-liter V8 with 317-hp. Continue Reading...
Model year 2003 to 2004 GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express vans are being recalled for corrosion that can lead to a fuel leak. Continue Reading...
Kia has released a selection of teaser images of an all-new MPV model ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show this fall. Continue Reading...
Normally, any story about car fires, recalls and safety hazards has the same content: “fill-in-the-blank automaker is recalling fill-in-the-blank cars because they might explode, fall apart or some other terrifying nonsense.” Not this time. Instead, Ford is dodging a maelstrom of bullets after the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that there is no need to… Continue Reading...
Also, in order to enable fleet operators to better keep track of their costs and monitor emissions output, Ford is also introducing a new tool dubbed The Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Cost Calculator. Continue Reading...
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class ranks up there with Communism on the list of things no one else likes but the Chinese. And for that reason the unloved R model will live on. According to Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche, the R-Class, redesigned in 2011, will soldier on until at least 2015. “We need it for the Chinese… Continue Reading...
If you’re into vans, you’ll want to join MYVAN, the new social network site for people that want to connect with other van fans. Developed by Mercedes-Benz, MYVAN in an online community that’s designed to connect like-minded van enthusiasts and allow them to share experiences, opinions and knowledge. It will feature a Facebook page, a… Continue Reading...
Ford has announced it expects its upcoming C-Max Hybrid multi-activity vehicle to achieve an average fuel economy rating of over 42 mpg, exceeding the rating of the recently released Toyota Prius v. In addition, the C-Max Energie electric vehicle will top the Prius plug-in hybrid’s electric only mode rating of 87-mpge (miles per gallon equivalent)…. Continue Reading...
Zipcar’s growing success in the rental car business has encouraged the company to expand to cargo van rental services. Aiming its sights at van rental companies, U-Haul and Budget, Zipvan will have a pilot release in the San Francisco and Oakland area, beginning with a fleet of only six Ford E-150 vans in three San… Continue Reading...
If you own a new GMC or Chevrolet van, there’s a chance the airbags might not be safe. The notice comes after General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that airbags in 1,798 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans manufactured between June 2, 2011 and October 17, 2011 have faulty airbag systems that fail… Continue Reading...
Ford will debut an updated look for its Flex family hauler next week at the LA Auto Show. The new design is tipped to steer away from the polarizing boxy look of the original, with softer, more rounded lines. Other updates to the 2013 model year Flex will include a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine… Continue Reading...
The Fiat and Chrysler product osmosis continues. Chrysler first revealed its plan for a Fiat collaborated small commercial van for the North American market back in November 2009. Finally, here it is. Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi, Fiat’s Turkish joint venture, announced that it will supply Ram with 190,000 units of the Fiat Doblo small panel… Continue Reading...
However, although Ram’s Marketing Manager, Bob Hegbloom, in conversation with Ward’s Auto World has said the division plans to introduce two new vans to North America, so far, he’s stopped short of saying which ones. Continue Reading...
In Europe, Mercedes parent company Daimler is well-known for its truck and commercial vehicle division. On this side of the Atlantic, however, the three-pointed star is almost exclusively regarded as a manufacturer of high-performance luxury cars. Now Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan will allow you to combine those two seemingly at-odds concepts with the Sprinter Grand Edition…. Continue Reading...
Original Wraps has developed a sofware program that allows owners of Nissan’s new commercial van to create their own logos and designs on the Nissan Commercial Vehicle Website. Continue Reading...
The Vivaro e-Concept is a plug-in, extended range vehicle that uses technology similar to the Chevy Volt. Continue Reading...
Honda has just announced pricing on the all-new 2011 Odyssey minivan, with roughly a $1,000 increase on all models. Base LX models with features like keyless entry, cruise control, stability control an auxiliary jack, 8-way power driver’s seat and 4 LATCH positions start at $27,800. EX models add 17-inch wheels, five LATCH positions and power… Continue Reading...
What do you get when you take an AWD Chevrolet Express Van and toss in a 5.3L Vortec V8 motor? Just another heavy gas guzzler. Now what if you tossed in a Z06 cam and a 72mm turbocharger? Now you’re talking about a 7,300 lb tank that probably pushes well over 600-hp and 600 ft-lbs… Continue Reading...
Chrysler is recalling all Dodge Caravan and Town and Country minivans from 2008-09 due to a concern that an improperly installed wiring harness could cause a fire. According to a release issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects 284,831 vehicles in total. NHTSA says that the vehicles in question may… Continue Reading...
In China Buick sells several models we don’t get here, including the GL8 van. Recently, a replacement for the current GL8 was spotted camoed-up and testing in China, looking a lot like the Buick Business Concept first shown at the Shanghai Auto Show last year. The current GL8 is based off the tremendously old Pontiac… Continue Reading...